Public Health Nursing

The Winnebago Public Health Nursing Program enhances health, prevents and controls diseases in Winnebago through interventions, health education, and advocacy programs. 

The program improves the health and safety of the community and allows more access to care.  It identifies subpopulations, families, and individuals at risk for illness, injuries, disabilities, or premature death. Public health nurses are assigned to a specific population to provide case management services, conduct home visits, and give advice and health information to protect your health. 

Education classes, screenings, and other health services and programs are available. Special events are held annually to inform and raise the public’s interest in Winnebago. They include: Red Dress Event, Native HIV/AIDS Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Event, Colorectal Cancer Event, Women’s Health Week, Men’s Health Week and Tribal Health Fair.

Maternal Child Health:

  • Weekly Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness and Education classes
  • Education at Prenatal Clinic
  • Home visits to assess mother and infant needs. 


  • Immunization Program
  • Developmental Screening

Adolescent Health:

  • Coordinates adolescent health needs in the school and community.
  • Protecting You, Protecting Me (PYPM) Class

Geriatric Health:

  • Elder Patients With Chronic Diseases
  • Medication Monitoring

Chronic Disease:

  • Heart disease
  • Renal disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer and other chronic diseases.

Registered Dietitian

Specialty Clinics:

  • Audiology Clinic:  Hearing Evaluations and Hearing Aids
  • Flu Clinic
  • Community and Schools

Contact Information:
Located in the IHS Hospital
225 S. Bluff St.
Winnebago, NE 68071
Judith Raker, Director - Email
Phone: 402.878.2258
Fax: 402.878.2766